Salman Khan to play real-life Indian Spy Ravindra Kaushik

In what is clearly a first for Salman Khan, the busy actor will now play his first-ever real-life character

Salman Khan (IANS)
Salman Khan (IANS)
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Subhash K Jha

In what is clearly a first for Salman Khan, the busy actor will now play his first-ever real-life character.

Hard to believe, but Salman has never played a real character in the entire length of his 23-year career. There were shades of a real character in the Haryanvi wrestler that he played in Sultan, though the makers denied it.

But now in director Rajkumar Gupta’s proposed bio-pic, Salman will star as Indian spy Ravindra Kaushik who infiltrated the Pakistani army and gathered vital military intelligence for the Indian army at a huge risk to his life.

A source in the know tells me, “There will be no concealing of the real identity. Salman will play Ravindra Kaushik and he will be named the same.”


From Who Killed Jessica to Raid to India’s Most Wanted, Gupta’s films are all based on real characters and incidents. Black Tiger—the title is likely to be changed, as it sounds like Salman’s Tiger series where too he plays an Indian spy—is being produced by Salman’s sister Alvira and brother-in-law Atul Agnihotri.

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